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  • 2 Japanese photographers, 2 cultural camps at Getty Museum

    2 Japanese photographers, 2 cultural camps at Getty Museum
    "Japan's Modern Divide" at the Getty Museum expands to full scale the classic art history course drill: slides by two artists appear side by side on the screen; compare and contrast. The show features two mid-20th-century photographers who practiced...
  • Wilshire Boulevard to close Sunday for 7th CicLAvia cycling event

    Wilshire Boulevard to close Sunday for 7th CicLAvia cycling event
    CicLAvia returns for its seventh tour of Los Angeles on Sunday with a route that will give participants a close-up view of Wilshire Boulevard.  The event's organizers have called the route the most pedestrian-friendly of any CicLAvia. For the first...
  • Wim de Wit to step down at Getty Research Institute

    Wim de Wit to step down at Getty Research Institute
    After 20 years at the Getty Research Institute, Wim de Wit, the head of the architecture and contemporary art offerings there and co-curator of the current Pacific Standard Time Presents initiative on modern architecture in Los Angeles, is leaving the...
  • Getty Villa to sport a giant steel wheel for 'Prometheus Bound'

    Getty Villa to sport a giant steel wheel for 'Prometheus Bound'
    This post has been corrected. Please see below for details. The Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades boasts a magnificent collection of ancient art in a replica of a Roman Villa, but this summer the biggest sculpture on display will be a creation from 2013:...
  • Sunnylands presidential summit spotlights estate's public mission

    Even when it was just an architectural glimmer in the eye of Walter and Leonore Annenberg, the desert estate where President Barack Obama will greet Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday was never in danger of being confused with a mere vacation house....
  • Getty Museum buys 'Rembrandt Laughing': tiny portrait, huge value

    Getty Museum buys 'Rembrandt Laughing': tiny portrait, huge value
    Stepping up the effort to strengthen its European art collection, the Getty Museum has acquired two major Old Masters paintings: an exuberant early self-portrait of Rembrandt from around 1628, and a classic scene of the Grand Canal in Venice by...
  • LACMA draws up ambitious plans for a $650-million new look

     LACMA draws up ambitious plans for a $650-million new look
    At the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, an acclaimed Swiss architect is hoping to pull off what an acclaimed Dutch one could not. Next month LACMA will publicly unveil a $650-million plan by Pritzker Prize winner Peter Zumthor for a dramatic new museum...
  • MOCA's 'A New Sculpturalism' faces uncertain future without Gehry

    Frank Gehry has pulled out of a major architecture exhibition set to open June 2 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, a move that could force the show to find a new venue or face the prospect of being canceled altogether. The exhibition, "A New...
  • Micro apartments in Los Angeles: 'How Small Is Too Small?'

    Micro apartments in Los Angeles: 'How Small Is Too Small?'
    With condo buildings sprouting from vacant lots and talk of lifting height restrictions on its high-rises, Hollywood offers one of the best illustrations of Los Angeles' push toward population density. In the heart of this quickly changing neighborhood,...
  • A virtual milestone

    A virtual milestone
    Library hounds, research heads and history buffs, Robert Darnton has been reading your diary. Darnton, the university librarian at Harvard University, envisioned a digital library available free of charge to the public that would provide online access...
  • Ada Louise Huxtable memorial explores architecture critic's legacy

    Ada Louise Huxtable memorial explores architecture critic's legacy
    NEW YORK -- On Tuesday afternoon at the Metropolitan Museum in New York the architecture world, or what felt like a pretty substantial cross-section of it, gathered to remember the pioneering New York Times and Wall Street Journal architecture critic...